Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators among Florida cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,820
25th Percentile Wage
$26,480
50th Percentile Wage
$31,400
75th Percentile Wage
$37,760
90th Percentile Wage
$46,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $46,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.97
25th Percentile Wage
$12.73
50th Percentile Wage
$15.10
75th Percentile Wage
$18.14
90th Percentile Wage
$22.27

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.27. The median hourly salary is $15.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.97.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,4003.44%3.03%
201530,320-1.42%-
201430,7500.52%-
201330,5900.46%-
201230,450--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Florida ranges from $25,190 to $38,540. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Florida is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $38,540. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach (mean annual salary $37,070). The lowest paying area is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jacksonville
$38,540
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$37,070
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$34,310
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$34,130
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$32,730
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$32,430
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$31,610
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$30,320
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$29,710
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$28,800
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$25,190


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